To treat the swollen, red, painful bumps on the skin caused by a CA-MRSA infection, it is important to apply a warm compress on the affected area.
The heat from the warm compress will help draw blood flow to the area and aid in destroying the harmful bacteria responsible for this infection. Warm compresses also provide relief from pain and swelling.
Mix some common salt in a bowl of warm water and stir thoroughly.
Soak a clean washcloth in it, squeeze out the excess water and press it over the affected area.
Do this repeatedly throughout the day until the small bumps erupt and the pus drains out.
Clean the area thoroughly and apply a medicated ointment to prevent further infection.
A natural spice, turmeric is an effective home treatment for a CA-MRSA infection. Its antibacterial power, which is found in the compound curcumin, helps fight the bacterial infection.
Also, its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties aid in healing the infected site.
A 2013 study published in Phytomedicine suggests that the compound curcumin in turmeric, in combination with antibiotics, could lead to the development of new combinations of antibiotics against MRSA infections.
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and apply it on the infected area. Cover the area with a bandage. Change the bandage and reapply the mixture twice daily until the infection is clear.
Alternatively, mix equal parts of turmeric and bentonite clay powder with enough water to make a paste. Spread the paste onto the boils. Cover with a bandage and change it twice a day.
Also, you can boil 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in 1 cup of milk, then allow it to simmer for a couple of minutes. Strain and drink this golden milk 2 or 3 times a day.
You can opt to take turmeric supplements after consulting your doctor.
Aloe vera works as a great natural antibiotic against drug-resistant bacteria, thanks to its potent antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It also helps reduce the symptoms and heal your skin.
turmeric and aloe vera remedy for MRSA
Use Turmeric and Aloe Vera to Treat MRSA Infection
A 2012 study published in Australasian Medical Journal found an aloe vera gel preparation to be an effective as well as affordable option for treating infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms.
Put 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel into a bowl.
Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder to it.
Mix it well and apply on the affected area.
Cover with a bandage and leave it on overnight.
Do this daily until the infection clears.
Another natural way to cure CA-MRSA is garlic. It contains natural enzymes that aid in balancing the pH level of the body and also work as a strong antibiotic component. The compound allicin provides the antibiotic power to garlic.
Since allicin is more complex than synthetic antibiotics, it is unlikely that bacteria strains will become resistant to garlic or allicin.
Plus, garlic contains several sulfur compounds that boost the immune system.
After cleaning the affected area, smear some garlic oil on it and cover it with a bandage. Remove the bandage after a few hours. Do this twice daily for a few days.
Eat a few raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach daily as well as include garlic in your cooking.
You can opt to take garlic supplements, but only after consulting a doctor.